Thursday, December 8, 2011

8/december - both sides of the story (30 days of thankful - day 09 and 10)

Today my brother let me play his Pokemon game on Fire Red. When we were younger, if I was going to play Daniel's Pokemon, I had to beg him for a long time. Even then, I wasn't allowed to save and I was definitely not allowed to start a new game. This devastated me. Today, though, while playing his game, I realised how annoying it is to play another person's Pokemon game. I had no idea where he was up to, which badges he had and where I needed to go.
I am currently sitting on an exercise ball. "Exercise" ball. "Exercise" = Fun ,over sized. Fun, over sized ball. Does anyone actually do exercise on exercise balls? Correct me if I'm wrong but that's a silly use. Exercise is not fun. Exercise balls, however, are.

Thirty Days of Thankful Day 09 (yesterday) - I am thankful for the food at my tuck shop

Last night, my best friend and I were watching Supersize Me, the documentary on McDonald's. It was pretty awful. It was made in 2004, which is scary seeing as the statistics would have intensified dramatically in the 7-8 years since it's been made. In the movie, it showed how at some schools in America, the kids can purchase soft drinks, chocolate, fries and so on for their lunch. Every day.
About a year or two before I started high school, they removed the vending machine that they had. Plus the tuck shop started serving "healthy options" for lunch. When I think about it though, I'm fairly glad that they did that. Even though the sausage rolls look like newspaper, and sometimes the muffins are defrosted, I'd rather that than chips every day.

Yesterday I got a call back from St Vinnies op shop in my town. I put in an application online. The man sounded a little bit suspicious since I'm 15 and the people who usually volunteer there are 60. And older. I just think it's something nice to do over the Christmas holidays and saves my boredom every. Single. Day. Mum said that I'll get first pick of the things that come through, and that that will be the best part of the job.

10 days in, and I have run out of things to be thankful for. From here on in I am going to be thankful for ridiculous things.

Thirty Days of Thankful Day 10 - I am thankful for my hair straightener

My hair is curly. So curly. So frizzy. Unbrushable. I've given up straightening all of my hair every single day because that is pointless and difficult. Instead, I straighten my fringe, and put the rest up. But that little bit of hair that I do straighten, if it wasn't straight, I would look like a 12 year old. You think I'm kidding, but I'm actually not. Straightening my fringe and a little bit of mascara makes me look 15 and I am thankful for that. So thankful. Some days I just really wish I had perfectly straight hair, but that wouldn't even be that fun.


  1. It's okay, Caitlin wishes she had straight hair too :P I see your point.

  2. I love the ten days in announcment. And noooooo, my hair is so straight that when I try to curl it I look like John Travolty from Hair. I would love to have curly hair. Especially in that color....switch please?


  3. caitlin, don't even go there! -.-
    BLOGGER WON'T LET ME COMMENT ON ANYONE'S FREAKIN BLOG? nina, i see your frustration
    and nina, maybe 13 year old me would swap my curly hair for straight hair, but 15 year old me says no way! straight hair would be boring, can't do anything with it (: mind you, curly hair is very very difficult. i suppose we all have what we don't want yeah?